You know that your business wouldn’t function as well without the
dedicated team, you have on board, so at Christmas, you’ll want to
spoil them with a thoughtful gift, right?
But a thoughtful gift for one person may not suit another. You can’t
buy candy or other delicious festive treats because you don’t know if
you have a staff member who is vegan, lactose intolerant, nut-allergic or dieting.
Many people are opting not to drink alcohol these days and others may not drink for religious
reasons. A Christmas cash bonus isn’t very imaginative and will
appear like a last-minute gesture. So, what’s a really thoughtful gift
that everyone will appreciate?
Well, it’s hard to go wrong with a spa gift certificate. Unsure? Well,
here are a few reasons why they are a great idea.
If you give all of your staff members a gift certificate for a spa with a
range of different treatment options, they get to choose their own
gift. Some people might love the idea of a spa day and jump right in,
but others could be shy and prefer to choose a clothed option – a
facial or foot treatment for example. Some may have a health issue
they want addressed, so a reflexology session or even acupuncture
or other holistic therapies could be really useful for them.
That point leads us to a healthy option. Indulgent food and drink
is a popular gift choice (while a free gym subscription probably isn’t)
but you want to look after your employees’ health, don’t you? Go for
the middle ground and give them all spa gift certificates for
Christmas and you are giving them a gift that keeps on giving.
Nobody wants stressed out, uptight and poorly staff members.
Introducing them to the benefits of spa treatments could be one of
the best things you can do for their wellbeing, and they will thank
you for it.
Did we mention staff loyalty? If you show that you’ve put real
thought into buying Christmas gifts for your work crew, so that they
feel appreciated and cared about, you are more likely to get a loyal
team on your side next year. A thoughtful gift like a spa gift
certificate shows that you value your workforce and care about their
health. The people receiving these certificates will appreciate the
thought that went into them, and when they are having their
treatments, they will appreciate you even more!
Don’t forget your own Christmas treat too, when you buy your gift
certificate. You should definitely also buy yourself a spa treat at the
same time, just because you are a lovely boss and you clearly
deserve some TLC at this busy time of year…